Council to Help New Americans Gain Access to City Jobs
Aimed at Making Columbus More Inclusive
Development Board of Central Ohio CEO Lisa Patt-McDaniel and Columbus Civil
Service Director Amy DeLong join Councilmember Emmanuel Remy to announce the
New Americans Recruitment grant.
City Council wants to remove barriers for New Americans, immigrants and
refugees who want to work for the City of Columbus. On November 14, 2019,
V. Remy and the
Columbus Civil Service Commission announced the creation of the New Americans
Recruitment Initiative grant that funds testing and workforce development
training through local social service agencies.
city's workforce should reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods, and that
includes our vibrant and growing New American communities," said Remy.
"If we are to be a welcoming city for all, we help define a pathway to
success for everyone."
grants are available to non-profit organizations that serve the immigrant
community. Council is funding five grants with a maximum award of $7,500 each.
is vital that the City's workforce be representative of its population,"
Remy continued. "We are working to ensure our immigrant communities are
prepared to be employed by the City."
can be found online at Columbus.gov/Council/CivilServiceGrant. Completed forms can be emailed to [email protected], or hard copies delivered to Columbus City Hall,
Attention: Civil Service Grant. The deadline for consideration is Friday,
December 6, 2019, by 5pm.
will be notified of award determination by December 31, 2019.
grants are intended to be capacity-building tools for organizations that have
workforce development programming," said City of Columbus Civil Service
Director Amy DeLong. "It's important with we engage our local partners to
expand our reach and recruitment efforts."
awards can be used for the acquisition of new technology equipment, training,
translation services, or other costs associated with implementing or expanding
workforce development programming.
must work towards prosperity for all, ensuring that our newest Americans have
every opportunity to participate in our community," said Workforce
Development Board of Central Ohio CEO Lisa Patt-McDaniel. "We look forward
to partnering with these organizations to make that a reality."
information, visit Columbus.gov/Council/CivilServiceGrant or
email questions to [email protected].